Aging Veteran’s Care in East Haven CT
The risk of enduring some type of injury can be significant for those who served in the military. This is especially true if they were serving in an active combat situation. Brain injuries can be significant or minor, depending on the concussion or cause of the injury itself. For elderly veterans who may have had some type of brain injury, either during their time of service, some time afterward, or recently due to a slip and fall accident, for example, home care may be a great option to consider.
Minor brain injuries might not present with significant outward symptoms, but it can affect a person’s daily life in more ways than one. An elderly veteran may suddenly have difficulty keeping track of appointments, prescription medications, conversations they recently had, and more. They could have increasing challenges managing their time.
For example, an elderly veteran who recently suffered a brain injury might get confused and begin performing their daily routine out of order. They may forget to bathe in the morning, brush their teeth, or even eat. In the afternoon they may realize that something was neglected and struggle to try and figure out what it was. That can lead to increased stress and anxiety on the part of the senior.
Veterans have access to medical care and support through the Veterans Administration, most notably veterans hospitals. However, for some elderly veterans, the drive to get to a veterans’ hospital can be many hours. In those situations, it may not be practical for them to make that trip.
If the elderly veteran has suffered a significant slip and fall accident recently, they will likely go through a battery of tests at the hospital where they were taken. If they refused to go, and if there are certain symptoms that are arising that could indicate potential brain injuries, it’s best to try and encourage the elderly veteran to make an appointment with his or her doctor for proper diagnosis.
Any type of brain injury, whether it is caused by an impact to the head, a stroke, aneurysm, brain hemorrhage, or other medical emergency can lead to significant challenges in the future. They might not be as notable as one would expect during those first days and weeks following the traumatic injury, but if that happens to be the case, encouraging the veteran to rely on home care support can mean the difference between staying on track and maintaining a high quality of life and struggling to get through each day. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and it’s a good topic to keep in mind.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for an aging veterans in East Haven, CT, or the surrounding areas, please contact the friendly staff at SYNERGY HomeCare. Call today! 203-691-5071
We understand the challenges, both physically and mentally, that are involved in caring for aging parents, as we have had our own personal experiences, and are aware of the demands it places on family members as they endeavor to maintain their own household/lives. We are very passionate about maintaining the integrity of the workers and the dignity of the clients. We strive to make aging and healing a beautiful part of life and realize the importance of staying in ones home to achieve this. Whatever age requires the service.....'There is no place like home'.
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